Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance

The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is focused on enhancing dementia care by changing the culture within long-term and community care to better reflect a relationship-centered, partnership approach to care. We are dedicated to improving the care experience and supports provided for persons living with dementia, their partners in care, and staff working in care settings. We believe that the quality of care can be improved only when the needs of all persons involved in the care context are valued, recognized, heard and addressed. Read more about our vision, mission, and goals.

The Alliance supports culture change through Culture Change Coalition research sites across Southern Ontario and is co-led by Dr. Sherry Dupuis and Dr. Carrie McAiney.

The PiDC Alliance was funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grant and in-kind and financial contributions from Alliance partners.

For more information on any of the PiDC Alliance initiatives, contact Sian Lockwood, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

cracked actors

An innovative research-based play and film that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care. 

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This digital learning experience uses scenes from Cracked: new light on dementia. Learners explore an immersive experience that will help them to see the complexity of identities and relationships, the harms imposed by stigma, the possibilities for fostering a society that values people living with dementia and supports their inclusion and flourishing, and so much more.

man singing

A research-based documentary film that crafts a melodic journey that aims to inspire and create a shift in the current approaches to dementia care to one of relational caring, through musical engagement among a community living with dementia.  

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A collaborative song-writing process that aims to understand what music means to people living with dementia. It assists with building and nurturing compassionate relationships with people living with dementia, artists, volunteers, students and others, and challenging the stigmatizing approaches.


NEW YORK, NY, June 13, 2023 — Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice (Coalition) is launching an international grassroots campaign to transform the narrative about and shatter the silence around dementia and through “Taking It to the Streets,” a global campaign during the week of September 18-24, 2023, during World Alzheimer’s Month. The Coalition is asking its 815 plus members and its partner organizations to host public-facing events, activities, and conversations that present a creative alternative to the fear, stigma and hopelessness surrounding dementia, and then share their celebrations and stories on social media using hashtags #reimaginingdementia, #takingittothestreets, #shatteringthesilence.